When Written: June 2014
The other day however I found a plugin for Apache Cordova that provides a WebSQL database on the Windows Phone platform (https://github.com/msopentech/cordova-plugin-websql/ ) so by adding this to my code it would add a database to Windows Phone devices and it should then be possible to build and distribute the same code on all platforms.
I am currently using the Intel XDK for development and this currently does not support third-party plug-ins although I am assured that the next major release will provide this capability. Microsoft also announced that the Apache Cordova framework will be integrated into a preview release of Visual Studio (http://msopentech.com/blog/2014/05/12/apache-cordova-integrated-visual-studio/ ) this update goes by the catchy name of ‘Multi-Device Hybrid Apps for Visual Studio CTP 1 and will give you a way of using Visual Studio to build mobile Apps simply for most devices.
Article by: Mark Newton
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